Gaylan L. Rockswold, MD, PhD

Surgery - Neurosurgery

Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Neurological Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Additional Information

Dr. Rockswold is the Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota. He was Chief of Neurosurgery at Hennepin County Medical Center from 1979 to 2011. He had an active clinical practice for 32 years and has cared for thousands of patients with various neurosurgical problems.

Dr. Rockswold is the foremost authority in the use of hyperbaric oxygen in traumatic brain injury and has received three prestigious National Institutes of Health grants to conduct the most advanced traumatic brain injury research. He has received three awards from the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota in recognition of his significant contributions to the cause of persons with brain injury through action and personal accomplishment. He has been recognized by his peers as one of Americas Top Doctors in US News and World Report.

Dr. Rockswold’s primary interests include traumatic brain injury, spinal disorders, and cerebrovascular disease. He is also the President of the Hennepin Health Foundation.